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  • adj. having the ability to produce a tornado

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to, characteristic of, or of the nature of a tornado.


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  • And as we travel to the south, we are tracking rain, not intense in terms tornadic thunderstorms like we saw yesterday but there is rain working its way into Georgia right now, into the Atlanta metropolitan area.

    CNN Transcript Dec 28, 2008

  • Visibility was low, emergency radio reports were bellowing, and the atmosphere had that dark, gusting, ionized, "tornadic" feel to it.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • Now you know, you should explain to folks that when we talk about tornadic activity in South Florida, this is not the same kind of tornadic activity you get in Kansas, by the way.

    CNN Transcript Dec 18, 2009

  • You saw some images just moments ago of that kind of tornadic activity that took place late yesterday and into the evening causing pretty widespread destruction of what we could witness earlier.

    CNN Transcript Apr 24, 2008

  • CHARLES: Well, after they talked about the surge and the kind of tornadic winds that would take place on the right side of the storm, I decided it was best that I move out, considering what I went through in Katrina.

    CNN Transcript Sep 1, 2008

  • WHITFIELD: The equipment so sophisticated at the storm prediction center, they are able to forecast exactly what kind of tornadic activity is going to touch down where.

    CNN Transcript Mar 1, 2007

  • Reynolds Wolf, what are we -- is this -- is this the work -- well, clearly, it's the work of a severe line of storms, heavy winds, and that sort of things, but it is possible that we've had some kind of tornadic activity here?

    CNN Transcript Nov 15, 2006

  • Radar summary charts indicate potential weather hazards, such as tornadic vortex signatures and mesocyclones, within a planned route for a proactive approach to changing operational conditions.

    Aero-News Network

  • Over 100 flights are canceled because of heavy rains, flooding, and 'tornadic' (meteorologist term) activities. TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at

  • They are not the truly ferocious, "tornadic" Midwestern funnel clouds that spin at hundreds of miles per hour and gash the land when they touch down, at which point they officially become tornadoes.



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